Work is ramping up on Bendigo’s Napier Street upgrade, with major works on stage two starting this week.
Over the next nine weeks, a 200-metre section of Napier Street between Willman Court and Hamelin Street will be ripped up and rebuilt, to add two lanes for Bendigo-bound traffic.
Other works include installing new drainage, kerb and channel replacement, building part of the raised central median, and installation of new LED street lighting.
Undergrounding of the existing power supply is also taking place between Hamelin and Bosquet streets.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said this next phase will give all road users the opportunity to see how the new Napier Street will look and function once the project is completed.
“It’s exciting to see works ramp up on the Napier Street upgrade, and it’s great that students and parents will be the first to benefit from these much needed improvements,” she said.
Traffic management will be in place to enable lanes to remain open in both directions, with the traffic lanes being moved across towards the Wellington Hotel.
During these works, the school crossing at Holy Rosary Primary School will be relocated 200 metres north near Hall Street, which will be marked with amber lights and the crossing supervisor to ensure that students and their families can cross the road safely.
Napoleon Crescent will be closed at Holy Rosary for the duration of this section of works.
VicRoads advises that there will be noise from machinery working, and access to the properties on these streets will be restricted. Local residents have been contacted about these works.
The $30.4 million duplication of Napier Street in Bendigo, between Weeroona Avenue and Hall Street, will improve traffic flow and provide a safer road network along the corridor.
Drivers are asked to observe and comply with the temporary changed traffic conditions for their safety, the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and workers.